Tuesday 15 December 2015

17th Jan 2016  *Meadow Orchard Twelth Night Wassail Celebration* An afternoon of songs in the Orchard with Cecil Sharpe Choir and Morris Dancers, plenty of mulled hot cider & apple juice. Meadow Orchard (Behind Hornsey Health Centre Car Park), 151 Park Rd, N8

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Transition Crouch End & Sustainable Haringey
Winterfest Community Films & Ceilidh Celebration
Mon 14th December 2015 7pm Earl Haig N8
Entry by donations - to be given to refugees & homeless
Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1651493378401758/ 

Sunday 29 November 2015

Join us on the Peoples March for Climate, Justice & Jobs and together with TCE & others Collaborate for a Low Carbon Future!
 Meet 11am Finsbury Park, Wells Terr entrance & look out for TCE banner. Or later with Greenpeace (Wellington Arch - Hyde Park Corner) / Transition Bloc D (Park Lane)

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Green on the Screen Special 'Another World' 

Hornsey Town Hall - Weds 30th Sept 2015 - Doors open 6.30pm
Food & drink will be available for purchase.

“Another World” documentary is about the grassroots initiatives in Greece that form 'another world' right here and now, away from the crisis and beyond capitalism.

The film will be presented by Dr Marina Prentoulis, senior lecturer in Media and Politics. She will join us for post film discussion.

The film reflects back to a time, when 'another world' put limits to growth, emphasised co-operation rather than competition and appreciated gifts and exchange as bonds of human solidarity. This is explored through the lens of Greece, once the centre of European Civilisation, its descent into economic crisis and the rising swell of grass roots civil initiatives in order to reclaim life, the commons, creative free time and production processes.> (www.popularresistance.org)

Tuesday 28 July 2015



1st August 12-6pm *Haringey@50 Celebration* Bruce Castle Park, N17 Dance, Music, Stories and Attractions.

1st August 7.30pm London première of the *Award winning documentary on the global food waste scandal - Just Eat It- A Food Waste Story*. At Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre organised by OLIO - The Food Sharing Revolution & Farmdrop. Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. £7.50 includes a welcome cocktail smile emoticon http://buytickets.at/hthc/3065

8th August 11am – 3pm * ‘Meadow’ Puppet Theatre Production * Regular performances from ‘Old Saw’ company in our Meadow Orchard (accessed at the bottom of the car park behind Hornsey Health Centre, 151 Park Rd, N8 ). Suitable for 3-8year olds and their grown ups.  “ Magic realist Folk Pop” reviews Q Magazine. Free, recommended donation £3.
19th Sept * Lordship Rec Green Fair* N17

30th Sept * Green on the Screen ‘ Another World’ * Hornsey Town Hall. A topical film about grassroots initiatives in Greece. What can we learn and harvest here in the uk about the Greek crisis that will best not cost the Earth? Knowing that what we reap is what we sow – What can and is happening here to prevent us disasterously 'fuel' ing the global economy? To open up energy transition rather than block it? – Come join us and be a positive force for change...Evening, time tbc.

17th October   *Apple Day*  Hornsey Vale Community Association.

*Haringey Climate Change & Divest News *. TCE in partnership with other environmental groups and individuals in our community want to ensure that the government plays a constructive role at the UN climate summit in Paris in December. We will have a stall at a number of the above summer events so look out for us. In addition we will be collecting signatures for a Divest petition (urging Haringey Council to divest from any businesses involved in exploration or production of coal and tar sands). This is part of a global movement which has been supported by Norway's sovereign wealth fund, Oxford City Council, Glasgow University, Stanford University, and many others. Please sign it and ask all your members, friends and relations to do so.
or if this fails at www.haringey.gov.uk/council-and-democracy. Then scroll down to  E-petitions                                        
Anyone 18 or over who lives, studies or works in the borough of Haringey can sign.
If you would like a speaker to take part in a discussion with your organisation, we can provide one.

*News*At Hornsey Vale Community Centre, N8 9LP
*Community Cafe* 3 afternoons  * Craft Club* Fridays 2-5pm (further info contact Gillian 07756 252 302)
*‘Crop Drop’veg box scheme- Collection point *http://cropdrop.veg-box
Transition Crouch End news & events are announced 'live' at Green on the Screen nights.

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Summer TCE events


Green on the Screen Special 
'Grasp the Nettle' 

During Crouch End Festival

Mon 8th June 2015

 Earl Haig Hall, Elder Ave N8

Doors open 6.30pm
Food & drink will be available for purchase in the main bar.

The grassroots documentary on land rights, explores activism and protest in Austerity Britain. The Guardian reviewed it as "A powerful film" and asked.. 
"Is something deeply wrong with our conventional democracy, when it simply cannot tolerate grassroots efforts to create self-reliant alternatives? 
Alternatives that oppose the state's and corporations' ill-conceived decisions to doom us all to environmental catastrophe?" 


Other Events coming up

Concerned @ Climate Change? 
Climate Change Catch Up
Mon 1st June 7.30pm

There is a crucial national Climate Coalition lobby of Parliament on Weds 17th June. We aim to have a large number of our community coming along to insist that the government plays a constructive role at the UN climate summit in Paris in December, to put pressure on the biggest nations to cut their emissions.
Our jointly held Climate Change Hustings was very well attended, now local environmental campaigners and groups invite you to join us on 1st June to discuss and share our collective positive strategies around Climate Change and the 17th June lobby and our future..
7.30pm at Earl Haig Hall, Elder Ave N8 9TH

Sunday 7th June
Transition Tour of Growing Spaces & 'Big Lunch'11.30-1.30pm

 We begin by visiting our Ktchen Tyre Garden at Hornsey Vale Community Centre, Mayfield Rd N8 and hear about the 'Story of Oil'. We then move on to the Meadow Orchard Project and finish at the Priory Common Orchard for a shared 'Big Lunch' in this urban forest garden at 1pm. Free 'pick your own' salads to harvest and music from our fabulous accoustic singer and musician, Stacey Cohen.

Weds 10th June
5.30- 8.30pm
Presentation & Ceremonial Gathering at Meadow Orchard with environmental author Alexandros 'Sun Eagle'

Hear about his experiences living in the wilderness with 40 strangers with no technology as off grid and no contact with 'civilisation'. Meadow Orchard is behind the Hornsey Health Centre car Park, 151 Park Rd, N8.
Entry fee £5-12 sliding scale.

 Transition Crouch End news & events are announced 'live' at Green on the Screen nights. Find us..
www. TransitionCrouchEnd.org.uk for newsletter and initiatives listings
Also on facebook.


Wednesday 8 April 2015

This Sundays Spring Review & Celebration - Transition Crouch End 12th April 4-8pm Earl Haig

Voices of Transition’ documentary presents concrete ways towards developing collective resilience with local actions and the building of systems that reflect responses to crisis conditions that we are only beginning to see through energy, climate and economic instability. 
The film is hosted by Transition Crouch End as part of our Green on the Screen events and as an annual review (including short AGM) and celebration. This year is the international Climate Change Conference in Paris. In a matter of weeks we have our national elections. 
Following the film come hear some local ‘voices’ and examples of empowering initiatives and identify how collaboratively we can more truly embrace permaculture ethics of Earthcare, Peoplecare and Fairshare. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the main bar (food needs to be ordered before 5pm). Mellow music we can enjoy in the main bar. Free entry. Donations welcomed

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Saturday 28 March 2015

Permaculture gardening and Natural Medicine
“ Tending the garden without and within”
Saturday 25th April 2015   Nicole Freris & Claire White

Time 9:45am - 4:30pm               At: The Orchard, 24 Hornsey Rise Gardens, London N19 3PR

This one day course will look at how natural systems can teach us how to garden sustainably and abundantly, and nourish our own health and vitality.  We will learn some of the guiding principles of permaculture and natural medicine and explore in practice, their applications, working in a beautiful orchard, and making plant remedies to take home.

The Day will include:
An overview of conventional and permaculture gardening & conventional and natural medicine.

The ecology of the garden and our body. Natural approaches revitalising our health and our gardens.
Perennial Polyculture, seasonal food growing, garden medicinal herbs, and medicinal ‘weeds’. Practical sessions in the garden, and preparation of plant medicines.

Sliding scale fee:
Full cost: £60.
Concession: £30. (FT student / low income under 15k)
Soup for lunch provided.

More information & booking form contact:      <clairewhitegardens@gmail.com>

Friday 27 March 2015


Earl Haig Hall, Elder Ave, N8
Door open at 4pm. 
Green on the Screen then present latest release 'Voices of Transition'. 
This is followed by presentation of local voices and projects. 
There will be a brief AGM and time to socialise.
Food and drink available to purchase from the main bar. 


Tuesday 20 January 2015

Forest Gardening and Design Course
Wed 15th & Thur 16th April 2015 at Stepney City Farm

Robert Harts Forest Garden
This day mid week course will be led by Jo Barker and Claire White, both experienced & passionate Forest Garden Designers and teachers who have worked on various projects, ranging from Farm scale design and implementation, community projects and home gardens. Examples of their designs will be available on the course.
To Book & more information contact:  clairewhitegardens@gmail.com

The course will cover:
• Origins & principles of forest gardening.
• Perennial food growing,
• Design with trees, shrubs and ground cover.
• Implementation of design and aftercare.
This course is open to all, no previous experience is necessary to attend, forest gardening attracts interest from experienced gardeners and professionals as well as newcomers. There will be practical sessions (mulching) and design exercises. We will be outdoors for much of the course and might be visiting other sites, if you have a disability that you think may affect your ability to attend the course, please contact us before booking to discuss how you can be accommodated.
By the end of the course you will have a basic knowledge of the ideas and principles of forest gardening as well as understanding some of the techniques necessary to put the theory into practice.
Fees: £250 earnings over 25k,
£180 earnings under 25k,
£100 Student/ Low income